Initiative Food 4.0
Food production in Switzerland is facing increasing international competitive pressure, which has been leading mainly to the displacement of national small- and medium-sized enterprises for more than 10 years. A Europe-wide trend towards cheap food is extremely difficult to contend with in view of the existing level of salary/production costs in Switzerland.
With the Food 4.0 initiative, the Swiss Academies of Sciences and Arts are seeking to play a role in ensuring a successful future for the Swiss food system in the long term. This is to be achieved through innovative developments across the entire value chain – from primary production to the health system. Read more about the Food 4.0 initiative and its activities here (pdf).